The NIU track & field team headed down to Texas April 12 for the UTEP Invitational (Credit: Jorge Salgado)
2013-14:Indoor- Competed in six different events across five different meets... Set a new personal record in the long jump at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/21), leaping 17-03.50 (5.27m) to place fourth... Also scored a new PR in the high jump at BSU with a height of 5-03.00 (1.60m), allowing her to qualify for the conference championships... Clocked in at a career-best time of 9.64 in the 60 hurdles at the Laker Early Bird (12/6)... Posted a new shot put PR at the Wisconsin Elite Invitational (1/25) with a mark of 28-05.50 (8.67m).
2012-13: Indoor- Competed in five meets in the pentathlon and multi-event prep... Set personal records in five events during the year... Scored 3,236 points in the pentathlon at the MAC Championships (2/23), placing ninth... Finished fifth in the high jump at the Ball State Quadrangular (2/15) with a height of 5-01.00 (1.54m)... Placed fifth in the long jump at the Cyclone Holiday Preview (12/7), reaching 16-10.50 (5.14m)... Broke her shot put PR with a 31-01.25 (9.48m) toss at Ball State... Shattered her 60 hurdles mark with a 9.70 run at the GVSU Big Meet (2/9).Outdoor- Competed in seven meets in the outdoor season... Earned personal records in six different events... Finished ninth in the heptathlon at the MAC Championships (5/10) with 4,379 points... Won the javelin at the Huskie Opn (4/20) with a PR toss of 103-03 (31.47m)... Took second in the long jump at the Huskie Open, leaping 17-04.75 (5.30m)... Ran 15.33 in the 100 hurdles at UW-Whitewater's Alternative Meet (4/27)... Set a PR in the shot put with a 30-07.75 (9.34m) toss at UWW.
2011-12: Indoor- Competed in the pentathlon for the majority of the season... Scored a career-best 2,622 points at the MAC Championships (2/24)... Scored 2,060 points at the Illini Classic (1/21). Outdoor- Competed in seven different events at four meets during the year for heptathlon prep... Took eighth place in the javelin at both the Chicagoland Championships (4/6) and the UW-Whitewater Alternative Meet (4/28)... Tied for ninth at UW-Whitewater in the high jump with a height of 4-09.00 (1.45m)... Earned 10th place finishes in the long jump at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge (3/17) and the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational (4/14).
High School: Won the Mid-Suburban League title in the long jump her senior season... Took third place in the long jump as a junior... Earned all-conference honors as a senior at John Hersey High School... Named to the academic all-conference team.
Personal: Full name is Michaela Catherine Dwyer... Daughter of Steve and Brenda Dwyer... Born on June 29, 1993, in Des Plaines, Ill... Sister of current Huskie assistant coach Kevin Dwyer... Has three other brothers - Ryan, Sean and Griffin... Majoring in special education with a specialization in vision impairments.